- On Thursday, Trevor Noah’s final episode of The Daily Show aired, signalling the end of his seven-year run on the mocking late-night programme.
- The host sobbed as he said, “Special recognition is due to black women,” after mentioning a group of Americans who don’t get enough credit.
On Thursday, Trevor Noah’s final episode of The Daily Show aired, signalling the end of his seven-year run on the mocking late-night programme.
The comedian, who took over for former host Jon Stewart in September 2015, was overcome with emotion as he thanked the studio and home audiences.
“Honestly, and most importantly, I’m grateful to you,” he said as he began his farewell speech. Trevor recalled that when they first started the show, there wasn’t enough audience to fill the audience seats, and he was also mindful to appreciate everyone who came to watch him whenever he performed.
The host broke down in tears as he mentioned a group of Americans who are not given enough credit, adding, “Special recognition is due to black women. These big concepts are often attributed to me.
Who do you suppose instructs me? Who do you believe has moulded, fed, and informed me? My mother, my grandmother, and my aunt, “He said, adding that speaking with black women was the best way to learn about America.
He went on, “Black people understand how tough it is when things go bad, particularly in America or anything put that black people exist, whether Brazil or South Africa, wherever they exist.
People of colour are aware when things are bad that, they get worse for them. However, in particular, black people are truly aware of what shit is.
I would like to thank the black women who have taught me, the online academics and authors who have taken the time to inform and debate me.”
South African-born Trevor started contributing to The Daily Show in 2014 and was tipped to take over as host in less than a year.
In September 2022, he made his departure from the programme public. On his talk show recently, he informed Jimmy Fallon that he wanted to resume performing stand-up worldwide.
On November 22, the I Wish You Would comedy special from Trevor debuted on Netflix. Although The Daily Show has not yet announced Trevor’s replacement, several guest hosts are anticipated to step in starting in January 2023.